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My 2 yr old grandson, whom I keep 10 hrs a day) is a very picky eater. He does not like food to be pushed into his face. I figured out what to do

A friend/mother of 4 toddlers, suggested I use a muffin pan as a plate. Put different choices of food in each spot, even a snack food, combined with healthy foods, and this lets the child decide what ...
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how to prevent my parents from divorcing [duplicate]

I'm am 13 years old and my parents have been fighting a lot they stay up all night fighting. Most nights when they do fight I never get any sleep I just cry. I want to tell them how I feel and I tried ...
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T-shirt size for pregnancy's third trimester [closed]

A friend of my family is pregnant and recently entered her third trimester.  We would like to buy her a special T-shirt.  (She is about 5 ft 8 inches tall and is in excellent physical condition.)  The ...
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Grandmother keeps calling my daughter “Good girl”

My mother keeps calling my 9 month old daughter "Good girl" when she does something that pleases her. I was initially fine with this, having had it in my own upbringing, but my wife pointed ...
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2.5 year old sits on potty and immediately says “I'm done”

We have a 2.5-year-old whom we started potty training quite early (at roughly 1.5 years of age). We used the same tactic with his older brother, who was successfully potty trained before his 2nd ...
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what should I do with my stepfather [closed]

It all started when I first meet my stepfather when I was 11 years old. at first, I thought he was a good person and I can trust him. After one year I meet him again when he already married my mother. ...
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My 3 year old just refuses to listen to me

I have a 3 year old little boy. Me and his father are both ADHD and my son's doctor says he shows signs of being ADHD too. We don't really want him to be on medication because meds messed me and his ...
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Convince my wife that the flu vaccine is good for our child

She says she would like her children to naturally fight colds and flu and thus make their immune system stronger. How do I convince her against this irrational thinking?
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At 70.7mm at 13w3d, the CRL size is smaller than the median. What does that mean?

First time parent. The size is still between 5th and 95th percentile, but I am wondering what this CRL figure entails? What can this affect for the baby when he/she's born?
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Why does 2 year start crying anytime familiar nanny comes around?

I am a live in nanny. Have been with the family for 6 months. Their 2 year old child starts to cry and scream when I walk in the room. And it's really concerning that she hasn't gotten more ...
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How does burping work?

Can anyone give an accurate description of what's happening inside a baby's body when you burp it and what the various aspects of burping process (patting, rubbing, leaning forward, bending legs, etc....
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Course of action for putting newborn down for nap once sleep cue spotted

I am the proud father of a beautiful just-over-3-week-old girl. She has been pretty good up to now in terms of her sleep and feeding cycle. Most of the time, she's asleep, will wake (or be woken) ...
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My 7 year old sister is annoying sometimes [closed]

My sister is annoying sometimes and most of the time its at my tired, or already annoyed moments and it just makes it worse. I am turning 17 in July. How can I ask her to stop, or at least tell her ...
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Where can I find statistics about child abuse offenders?

As a parent of a 2-year old I am already starting to think/read about child abuse in order to better understand the topic and better protect our child. One question that popped into my mind is if ...
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Adult daughter bulimic but doesn't want to go therapy

Caught 19 year old daughter throwing up after binging on junk food. Told her to go therapy but she refuse. What to do? I stopped buying all junk food.
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Child loosening straps on car seat

I am hoping other parents might have some advice. My 3 year old is constantly loosening his straps in his car seat. He is able to reach down and press the release button to loosen the straps and then ...
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Giving a gift: require that it stays in good condition, or let the child figure it out?

My 7-year old nephew is very interested in pokemon cards. Over the past few months, he has been mentioning a very rare card that he wishes he had. The card is very expensive and I am (secretly) buying ...
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Working away from home

I am newly pregnant and due in November. I am also in the yachting industry and plan on returning to work around June next year. The season is usually 6 to 7 months of the year. How will this impact ...
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5 year-old (divorced parents) tells dad he doesn't love him

My 5-year old son lives with his mum, 20 minutes down the road from me. Our arrangement is he comes to me Fridays to Sundays. We've been living apart around 1 year. He always tells me he hates coming ...
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How can I get our baby awake enough to feed and nurse?

We've been told a few times that our situation is ideal, that we shouldn't be worried about it, but our newborn (going on two weeks Wednesday) seems content to sleep for hours at a time, only really ...
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2 year old sensitive gag reflex

My 2 year old daughter recently got diagnosed with a developmental delay and being on the autism spectrum. Since a few months old when I began trying to feed her solids, she would always gag and throw ...
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How to get rid of toys without making my son upset?

My son is 5 soon 6 and going to kindergarten with childcare up till 5pm weekdays. We have small lots of duplo that my son will never play with- he has lego and generic chinese block and a block slider-...
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How to help son overcome stress over the time limit in first exam?

My son is in the 2nd grade (8 y/o) and at school, he doesn't have any exams at all yet. He passed the first stage of a gifted education project, that would greatly help him if he gets into it. The ...
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How do I deal with abusive parents?

I'm only 13, and since I came back from Mexico (since 4 years) they have been abusive for 5 years. At first, it was all fine but then like 1 week later they became abusive. My parents are abusive my ...
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What really counts as screen time?

I know AAP recommends no screen time below 2 years, and we try to follow that. Do these count as screen time for my 15 month old son? We take a selfie, or a regular photo of him and he comes to check ...
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How do we effectively clear mucous out of our newborn's nose, whose nostrils are smaller than the bulb's tip?

For all three bulb syringes that we've received in the various baby kits, the tip of the syringe is larger than the opening of our baby boy's nostrils. I've been improvising by holding his head still ...
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Baby-led weening, daughter vomiting on solid food

I was interested in baby-led weening. However, my daughter does not tolerate solid foods. A piece of banana the size of pinky-nail placed in her mouth will result in her gagging and eventually ...
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My teen wets the bed. He is in diapers just at night but he says it’s hard to sleep because "the diaper feels weird”

My teen has been wearing a brand called Depends. It’s supposed to be a light and nonbulky diaper. I don’t understand, please help.
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Should I force the school to expel my son?

TL;DR: School is kicking my son out over a medical issue, but wants us to say we're willingly pulling him out. Should I refuse and ask that they formally expel him? My kindergartener attends a private ...
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How to help a teen that wants to learn productive skills, but has entertainment addiction?

I have a son who has ADHD. He is very passionate and loves to work really hard at anything he does, but he has serious trouble focusing on anything which involves a non-trivial amount of (perceived) ...
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Why will my toddler be aware of having to go smetimes and other time go in her pants? She did well for a month, no it is more miss than hit

I have been trying to train my 2 year old for about 3 months.She tells us mostly after she goes but sometime before. She would tell us in the beginning and did well, now she goes in her pants. Do I ...
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How to manage your child's Google Family Link settings using a web browser [closed]

You're a parent. You use Google Family Link to help provide parental controls on your child's Android devices. (As Google admits, no parental-control software is perfect. Therefore, you also keep ...
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Complete or not complete the child's sentences

My healthy and otherwise no-problems five year old sometimes stops mid-sentence to choose a word. For instance, he just asked me if I like his scooter. But the word scooter eluded him, even though he ...
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How do i tell my daughter her dad isnt really her dad?

This is weighing so heavy right now. I had my daughter with my ex when I was 20. She is 8 now. To make things simple, my ex husband and I married at a young age and our relationship was rocky. ...
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Two year old crying asking to carry him

My two year old crys hard asking to carry him. It used to be after the evening nap. Recently he got the common cold. Me and my wife used to carry him during that time. The fellas got a bit of flem ...
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Kids worry that mom, working overseas, may get COVID and die

I don't want to give too much detail on internet. We're destitute family. My wife works in Brazil for higher pay. Wife and I are 60 years old. Why can't she just fly home? (1) Home is 14 hours flight. ...
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My son was in bed with his friend without any clothes. What should I do? [closed]

I found my son in bed with his best friend (male) naked during a sleepover. I woke up at the middle of the night and went to go see if they were asleep and found them. What should I assume? Should I ...
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Which is better for a toddler - music or podcasts?

My son does school with mom in the morning for 30-60 minutes during which time I take care of our daughter. We go downstairs to not be a distraction. I've been putting podcasts on in the background ...
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How do I cope with no friends, freedom or internet access? [closed]

I'm 15 and living in care. School laptops are my lifeline but many social media websites, even ones like Reddit and Pinterest, are blocked. At home the only things I can do to pass time in my bedroom ...
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Newly developing social anxiety in 7yr old

My question is: What could be causing the new anxious behaviour in my child (described below)? Should I dig for causes beyond changes in social group, social maturity and 'academic' demands? How do I ...
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My baby is so Clinging

My one year old boy baby is so clingy.It’s too stressful.Always he would like to be in kitchen.I tried to divert him in all ways but he always wish to be in kitchen.He is not playing with toys.
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Why do babies prefer the vertex fetal presentation

What predisposes fetuses to orient themselves in the vertex presentation? My doctor explained it with gravity but I am not convinced. The head is the heaviest, fair enough. The gravitational pull ...
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Is baby led weaning failing with my toddler?

We'd started baby led weaning soon after starting purees - when he was 7 months old, and it was going great. We still had purees and mashed foods in his diet, but anything that he could eat on his own,...
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How do I motivate my 6 year old son to practise speech therapy at home?

My six-year-old son needs speech therapy. The diagnosis is firstly a myofunctional disorder with a lack of lip closure, impaired orofacial sensitivity and coordination, non-physiological tongue rest ...
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How to teach a six year old to sleep alone?

When our youngest was born, we didn't have an extra room, and the age gap with his sister and the difference in their sleeping patterns was too big to let them sleep together, so he slept in our room ...
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My 9 year old son has to take a bath and bathe 4 year old step brother, is it ok?

First off we live in the United States and I know this is asked alot with traditions. My son, 9 years old has had to bathe his 4 year old step brother for over a year while taking a bath. I feel ...
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My son is using crack. Should I stop him?

As I was cleaning the garage recently, I unfortunately found a crack pipe inside my 16 year old son's car. When I questioned him about it, he claimed that he didn't use it and that his "crack ...
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My Mom Doesn't Allow Any Screen Time At All!

Recently, my mom changed my entire lifestyle completely in just a week. Exercising for one hour, avoiding snacks. I'm fine with the first two, but the last one is just cruel. I'm not allowed any ...
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Relationships that lack communication [closed]

Asking for constructive advice on relationships that lacked/lack deeper communication: I was one of the people who was doxxed and cancelled but I am still not sure why. I was surrounded by a lot of ...
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How early should you teach children how to code?

At what age should I expose my child to coding in order to see if they like it? Some argue that 5-6 years old is a good age to start coding (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6). I am looking for answers based on ...

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